The Surrey Championship Twenty20 Competition for The Edwards Cup
The Draw for the 2019 Twenty20 Competition has been published on Play-Cricket.
All clubs with a 1st XI in the Championship were invited to enter this year’s T20 competition. Premier clubs are automatically entered. Your 2019 T20 contact should be created and included on your 2019 Club Contacts list.
As in 2018, only first-round matches could be played midweek; all Round 1 games should be completed before May 17th.
Both Rounds 2 & 3 will be held at 8 Super Monday venues across the county: Cranleigh, East Molesey, Wimbledon, Ashtead, Sutton, Beddington, Banstead and Oxted & Limpsfield. These will all be played on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th May.
The Quarter Finals need to be played between June 1st and July 12th.
Finals Day will be played on July 21st, at Reigate Priory.
2018 playing conditions are applicable to 2019 and can be downloaded in full here. These will be updated shortly to incorporate the change below.
The ECB has changed player eligibility rules for the T20 Vitality Cup competition for 2019. As most of you will know the winners of our own Edwards Cup, the AJ Fordham Surrey Championship T20 Competition, participate in the ECB Cup.
As a result, at committee took the decision to adopt the same eligibility criteria for the Surrey Championship 2019 T20 competition with immediate effect. We would advise all clubs to review the ECB regulations carefully to ensure compliance. In case of any queries on eligibility, please contact Anthony Gamble. We apologise for the short notice for this change, but hope aligning the eligibility rules will help clubs have a successful and enjoyable competition.
Also, note that this year we will apply a significant fine on any club conceding within 7 days of Super Monday events to avoid planning issues for these enjoyable days. In the worst case, where a club does need to default, we will try and call up a Round One losing team instead.
- The home team must make contact with the opposition as soon as possible and arrange a date for the first round matches.
- The home team must provide 3 dates to the opposition for the match to take place.
- It is up to the away team to accept one of those dates.
- The date of the match must be advised to the Competition Manager (Phil Trayner) by email as soon as it has been arranged.
- Results must be put on Play-Cricket within 24 hours of the match taking place. Ideally the full scorecard.
Clubs must arrange for their own umpires for Rounds 1 – 3 inclusive. Clubs needing umpires should contact the Surrey ACO. The Surrey Championship will arrange for umpires in Round 4 and the Finals Day.